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Il cinema ritrovato 2018 in review

Six weeks after the fact, you say? From the Department of Better Late than Never comes my recap of Il cinema ritrovato 2018: a wonderful festival of archival film of all eras and countries. Spoiler alert: I had a blast!

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Bologna-bound: Il cinema ritrovato 2018

In less than two weeks, the magnificent film festival Il cinema ritrovato (‘Cinema rediscovered’) kicks off in Bologna, Italy. And yes, I’m going to be there! This will be my second time attending Il cinema ritrovato. I had a blast at the festival … Continue reading

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Varieté at the NZIFF: An interview with composer Johannes Contag

Varieté (also known as Variety, Vaudeville and Jealousy) is one of the most prominent works of the Weimar cinema. Directed by E. A. Dupont for UFA in 1925, it is as famous for Karl Freund’s freewheeling cinematography as for the … Continue reading

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Image, light, sound – magic: Reporting back on Il Cinema Ritrovato 2016

There was a time when cinema came out from behind trees, burst forth from the sea; a time where the man with the movie camera arrived in town squares, entered cafés, and turned screens to windows into infinity. In this … Continue reading

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Previewing Il Cinema Ritrovato 2016

In a week’s time, the 30th edition of Il Cinema Ritrovato will kick off in Bologna, Italy—and for the first time, I’m going to be there! It goes without saying that I’m really pumped to be attending—it will be a … Continue reading

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Pordenone despatch: the wrap-up

(Previously: preview, recap 1, recap 2). This is a rather sketchy recap, as I’m still in the post-festival faze of another wonderful Giornate! But here we go: Returning to Thursday afternoon – the programme on early French cinema was wonderful. … Continue reading

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Pordenone despatch: the sequel

  I’m back with another report from on the ground at Pordenone! Continuing from where I left off in my last post: Tuesday was a blockbuster afternoon. I considered skipping Herr Arnes Pengar | Sir Arne’s Treasure (SE 1919) since it … Continue reading

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